Tooth a Royal Pain? Try a Truly Royal Restoration

Tooth a Royal Pain? Try a Truly Royal Restoration

Maybe it was the years of teeth grinding that did you in, or the errant baseball you tried (and failed) to catch at the last Isotopes game. Whatever it was that’s left your tooth worse for wear, it’s good to know that you have options at Snow Park Dental. Dr. Mark Miller, who offers several types of dental crowns in Albuquerque, NM, discusses your choices. “I need a crown. What are my options?” First, Dr. Miller will measure the extent of damage to the affected tooth. Crowns are generally recommended for patients whose teeth have been too badly damaged for a simple filling, but not so much that an extraction is necessary. Dental x-rays may be taken to show the full extent of damage to the tooth structure. Next, he will consider several factors to determine...

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Dental Contouring in Albuquerque, NM: Your Teeth and Gums, but Better

Dental Contouring in Albuquerque, NM: Your Teeth and Gums, but Better

If you’ve ever flipped through a fashion magazine, watched a Youtube makeup tutorial, or kept up with the latest beauty trends, you’ve no doubt heard of contouring. As with makeup artistry, the objective of tooth and gum contouring isn’t to add something, but rather to enhance what is already yours–in this case, your smile. Contouring in cosmetic dentistry restores your smile by creating an aesthetically pleasing balance between your teeth and gum tissue. Dr. Mark Miller shares insights for anyone considering gum and tooth contouring in Albuquerque, NM. Giving Your Gums Due Credit Most would agree that your teeth are the focal point of your smile. However, to say that your teeth are the only part of your smile would be inaccurate. Your...

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A Quiz on Tooth Enamel Damage from Sports Drinks

Would you believe that tooth enamel is the second hardest compound on the planet? With such a distinction, you might come to believe that your teeth would be impenetrable forces. Unfortunately, damage to your tooth enamel is very common, and is also the reason that you might end up with cavities and other dental issues. Would you like to learn the hard facts about your tooth enamel? Questions Q1. True or false – One research study published in the journal General Dentistry claimed that sports and energy drinks are incredibly damaging to tooth enamel. Q2. True or false – Once tooth enamel is demineralized (softened) it is damaged forever. Q3. True or false – Tooth enamel is harder than diamonds. Answers A1. TRUE – Scientists from Southern Illinois...

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